Chapter 22 about Education in Manchester is now online.

Read chapter 22 Education.


Given that Kath was Deputy Chair of the Education Committee for a year (1989/90) and then Chair for four years (1991-95), this is the most personal chapter of the book. The three main issues were Local Management of Schools (LMS), inclusion in mainstream schools of children with ‘extra support needs’ (ESN), and the high capital costs of repairs to school buildings because of their age. This was the case across the country not just in Manchester. These three issues involved a lot of time and effort in consultations with parents, teachers and the Party, and campaigning to lobby government for more borrowing power.

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